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Sara Duterte's party to Cayetano: Ungab ouster ‘an insult to the President’

Mar 04, 2020 - 9:12 PM

But Hugpong ng Pagbabago says it 'does not want to spar with Cayetano' but merely wants to 'sit and watch his show' in the House where the Speaker is crying coup d'etat

DUTERTE AND CHILDREN. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte and Davao City 1st District Representative Paolo Duterte flank their father, President Rodrigo Duterte, before the latter's 3rd State of the Nation Address in July 2018. Presidential Photo

Hugpong ng Pagbabago: Ungab's ouster in House 'grossly unacceptable'

Mar 03, 2020 - 10:44 AM

The regional party led by Mayor Sara Duterte lauds Davao City 3rd District Representative Isidro Ungab for 'being a good soldier of President Rodrigo Duterte and for doing his job with pride and principle'

CLOSE ALLIES. Davao City 3rd District Representative Isidro Ungab poses with presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte. Photo from Ungab's Facebook page

Hugpong endorses Davao City's Isidro Ungab for House Speaker

Jul 03, 2019 - 9:55 AM

(UPDATED) So far, 6 congressmen are vying to be Speaker of the House in the 18th Congress

ASPIRANT. File photo of Isidro Ungab. From his Facebook account

IN PHOTOS: Pro-Duterte senators-elect take oath in Malacañang

Jun 28, 2019 - 7:03 PM

In two separate ceremonies, 8 Duterte-allied senators take their oath before the Chief Executive in the presence of their family and supporters

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte strikes his signature pose with Senator Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go during the latter's oath-taking ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on June 27, 2019. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Sara Duterte throws big party after HNP poll victory

Jun 25, 2019 - 12:10 PM

Speaker hopefuls flock to the table of President Rodrigo Duterte, the 'thanksgiving dinner' guest of honor, as the homestretch of the speakership race approaches

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte performs a duet with his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, during the Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) Thanksgiving Night at the Peninsula Manila in Makati City on June 24, 2019. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Koko Pimentel dropped from Hugpong ng Pagbabago sample ballot

May 13, 2019 - 4:35 PM

Sara Duterte admits they only put 12 names on the sample ballot. Koko Pimentel, in response, says he still wants to thank Hugpong ng Pagbabago for their time together on the campaign trail.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte listens to the message of Senator Aquilino Pimentel III during the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) miting de avance at the PhilSports Multi-Purpose Arena in Pasig City on May 11, 2019. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte a no-show at rainy but packed Hugpong miting de avance

May 09, 2019 - 10:57 PM

All 13 HNP senatorial candidates are present for their last campaign rally with Sara Duterte. While her father, President Rodrigo Duterte, isn't there, her siblings Paolo and Sebastian are.

2019 HNP Campaign Caravan for Senators at the San Pedro Square in Davao City on Thursday night, May 9. Crowds staying outside the big tent of the campaign rally stayed even with the sudden heavy rains. Rappler photo

El Shaddai endorses 14 Senate bets

May 04, 2019 - 10:15 PM

Most of them are part of the administration slate PDP-Laban and Hugpong ng Pagbabago

ENDORSED. El Shaddai on May 4, 2019, endorses 14 senatorial bets for the midterm elections. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

How 'green' is your Senate bet? Group tracks candidates' records

May 04, 2019 - 4:49 PM

The Ecological Challenge for Change Coalition releases its matrix of the environmental track records of 24 senatorial aspirants from the administration and the opposition

Sakur Tan rival Ben Loong hosts Sara Duterte, Hugpong in Sulu

Apr 26, 2019 - 7:44 PM

Will former Sulu governor Benjamin Loong unseat the Tan family? In May, he is up against Sulu kingpin Sakur Tan, a party mate of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Duterte allies hit 2019 campaign trail on big bikes

Apr 24, 2019 - 1:13 PM

Whether it’s a flair for drama or the need for speed they find reason to set loose their big bikes on the campaign trail

Sara Duterte thinks of leaving Hugpong ng Pagbabago to head Davao City local party

Apr 21, 2019 - 6:55 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte's daughter wants to become president of Hugpong sa Tawong Lungsod, the Davao City party led by her older brother Paolo

Hugpong ng Pagbabago Campaign Caravan in San Juan City on February 27, 2019. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Campaign Convos: Anthony del Rosario on HNP's 2022 plans, locking horns with Alvarez

Apr 16, 2019 - 7:27 PM

In this election podcast, Rappler speaks with Hugpong ng Pagbabago secretary-general and Davao del Norte Governor Anthony del Rosario

Del Rosario, Floirendo blast Alvarez in Davao del Norte HNP rally

Apr 16, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Governor Anthony del Rosario and congressman Tonyboy Floirendo join forces to host the senatorial bets of Sara Duterte's Hugpong ng Pagbabago in Tagum City

Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Spotlight on surveys: Bong Go’s rise and how other HNP bets are faring

Apr 06, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Presidential aide Bong Go's voter preference rating increases 10-fold in the span of a year. Familiar names in the Hugpong slate continue to dominate the race.

FALSE: A photo of Sara Duterte criticizing Hugpong Senate bets

Apr 03, 2019 - 11:59 AM

A photo of Sara Duterte is doctored to falsely show her hitting Hugpong ng Pagbabago senatorial candidates

Loren Legarda joins Hugpong ng Pagbabago rally in Antique

Mar 26, 2019 - 6:37 PM

Legarda, running for Antique representative, says she is ready to work with HNP senatorial candidates should they be elected in May

Senator Loren Legarda with Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte during the Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) political rally in San Jose de Buenavista, Antique. Legarda, who is running for the lone congressional seat of Antique, expressed her desire to work with the HNP and its senatoriables towards their common goal of improving the lives of every Filipino.. Photo courtesy of Office of Loren Legarda

Gwen Garcia joins Sara Duterte, Hugpong ng Pagbabago campaign in Cebu

Mar 22, 2019 - 12:50 PM

The gubernatorial bet, ordered dismissed by the Ombudsman in 2018 for corruption, is counting on the support of Sara Duterte

Cebu campaign, March 22, 2019

Hugpong ng Pagbabago courts Cebu, PH's most vote-rich province

Mar 21, 2019 - 8:50 PM

Cebu City Mayor Tommy Osmeña's rival, Vice Mayor Edgar Labella, plays host to Hugpong ng Pagbabago candidates and presidential daughter Sara Duterte

Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Big Hugpong rally snarls traffic in Tacloban, draws flak from netizens

Mar 20, 2019 - 4:39 PM

(UPDATED) The failure of Tacloban City's Traffic Operation Management Enforcement and Control Office to release an advisory on road rerouting gets the blame

Tacloban commuters suffered some traffic jam in the morning of Hugpong ng Pagbabago's campaign rally as no traffic advisory from TOMECO was released on the Presidential Security Group diverting from the original plans to ensure the safety of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte. Photo by Dave Lagado

FALSE: Photo of a Hugpong ng Pagbabago rally drawing a massive crowd

Mar 19, 2019 - 2:37 PM

A quick reverse image search reveals that the photo is that of devotees of the Black Nazarene during a procession held in Manila on January 9, 2013

Led by Baste Duterte, HNP woos voters in Robredo province

Mar 13, 2019 - 7:22 PM

The administration-allied Senate slate is hosted by two rivals in the Camarines Sur gubernatorial elections: Rolando Andaya Jr and Miguel Villafuerte

Presidential son Baste Duterte takes the place of his older sister Sara in campaigning for Hugpong ng Pagbabago senatorial candidates in Libmanan, Camarines Sur, on Wednesday morning, March 13. The slate is hosted by Representative Nonoy Andaya at the Libmanan Municipal Compound. Photos by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

MISLEADING: Sara Duterte claims law doesn't require that senators be honest

Mar 10, 2019 - 12:04 AM

But the 1987 Constitution, which lists down requirements for senators, also explicitly demands that public officials, including senators, to be honest

Otso Diretso asks Comelec for debate with Hugpong ng Pagbabago

Feb 28, 2019 - 12:00 PM

'We are one with the Comelec in empowering the electorate to make more informed choices,' says the opposition slate Otso Diretso

DEBATE CHALLENGE. Otso Diretso senatorial bets Gary Alejano, Samira Gutoc, Romulo Macalintal, and Florin Hilbay (left to right) personally file a letter requesting the Commission on Elections to mount a debate between their slate and the Duterte-allied ticket Hugpong ng Pagbabago. Photo courtesy of Otso Diretso

Tale of 2 mayors: Sara Duterte, HNP get warm welcome in Erap bailiwicks

Feb 28, 2019 - 10:34 AM

Sara, the influential daughter of President Rodrigo Duterte and Erap, the still popular mayor-president share a stage to endorse 13 senatorial candidates allied with the administration

The Hugpong ng Pagbabago campaign caravan at the San Andres Sports Gymnasium in Manila on February 27, 2019. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Sara Duterte on Otso Diretso debate: No to 'palengke style' challenge

Feb 26, 2019 - 1:20 PM

Hugpong ng Pagbabago head Sara Duterte says her candidates will only show up for a debate with Otso Diretso bets if they reach an 'agreement' on rules and format

Davao City Mayor Sara Dutertre leads the Hugpong Pagbabago Campaign Caravan in Portrero Malabon. With her are the senatorial, partylist and local candidates supported by HNP. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Hugpong bets no-show at Otso Diretso debate challenge

Feb 25, 2019 - 5:20 PM

Hugpong ng Pagbabago bets were at a campaign gathering in Meycauayan, Bulacan, at the time the debate was set to take place

DEBATE CHALLENGE. Otso Diretso senatorial candidates show up at the Plaza Miranda for their debate challenge against opponents from Hugpong ng Pagbabago, who were at a campaign event in Bulacan. Photo by Jeff Digma/Rappler

Labor Win bet turns on 'elite' Otso Diretso: Choose us instead

Feb 23, 2019 - 2:09 PM

Labor senatorial candidates say yes to the challenge of Otso Diretso for a debate – a dare that opposition candidates had extended particularly to Hugpong ng Pagbabago

LABOR BET. Leodegario '€œKa Leody' de Guzman of Partido Lakas ng Masa files his certificate of candidacy for senator at the Comelec office in Manila on October 17, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Otso Diretso dares Hugpong bets to debate on People Power anniversary

Feb 22, 2019 - 10:28 AM

Otso Diretso bet Chel Diokno tells Hugpong counterparts: See you 12 noon, February 25, in Plaza Miranda

Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Hugpong Senate bets 'willing' to debate issues – Sara Duterte

Feb 20, 2019 - 10:51 PM

Around 20,000 people attend the Hugpong ng Pagbabago campaign caravan in Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija, organized by the Umali political clan

Sara Duterte, HNP bets appear at opposing parties' rallies in Isabela

Feb 19, 2019 - 8:59 PM

The President's daughter says she attended the activities of two political rivals to 'make friends with a lot of people' for her party's senatorial bets

CARAVAN. Hugpong ng Pagbabago Senate slate holds a rally at the ITC Grounds in Santiago City, Isabela on February 19, 2019. Photo by Raymon Dullana

Otso Diretso to Hugpong: 'Don't want to be called thieves? Then don't steal'

Feb 19, 2019 - 1:35 PM

(UPDATED)'Hindi negative campaigning ang magsabi ng totoo,' says Otso Diretso senatorial bet and ex-Quezon congressman Erin Tañada

THE OPPOSITION. (FROM L-R) Otso Diretos bets Gary Alejano, Samira Gutoc, Erin Tañada, Bam Aquino, Florin Hilbay, Romy Macalintal, and Chel Diokno campaign in Iriga City. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Imee Marcos shuns 'anti-corruption' messaging by opponents

Feb 18, 2019 - 11:13 PM

'Panahon ng eleksyon ngayon, talagang bakbakan at talagang batikusan. Pero huwag na ho nating patulan ang lahat,' the Ilocos Norte governor and senatorial aspirant says

'FOCUS ON TRACK RECORD.' Hugpong ng Pagbabago chairperson Sara Duterte Carpio, Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos, and Senator Cynthia Villar during a press briefing in Ilocos Norte on Monday, February 18. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Hugpong ng Pagbabago Senate slate courts voters in Marcos bailiwick

Feb 18, 2019 - 8:40 PM

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos, who is part of the lineup, asks her constituents to support the 13-member slate of the Hugpong ng Pagbabago

ALLIANCE. Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos (3-L) asks her constituents to support the 13-member Senate slate of the Hugpong ng Pagbabago.

Your guide to what Hugpong ng Pagbabago senatorial bets say during sorties

Feb 14, 2019 - 4:56 PM

Who talks about their platform during sorties? Who sings? Here's a quick and easy summary of what Hugpong ng Pagbabago senatorial candidates say during campaign sorties.

The coalition of senatorial bets under Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte (8th-left) of regional party Hugpong ng Pagbabago kicked off its campaign in San Fernado Pampanga on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Also in photos are House Speaker Gloria M. Arroyo (5th-right) and Pampanga Governor lelia Pineda. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Garcias of Bataan vow all-out support for Hugpong ng Pagbabago senators

Feb 13, 2019 - 6:12 PM

Another influential political clan in Central Luzon hosts Sara Duterte and her Senate bets

SUPPORT FOR HNP. Bataan Governor Abet Garcia speaks at the Hugpong ng Pagbabago campaign rally in Mariveles, Bataan, on February 13, 2019. Screenshots by Rappler

Why endorse 13 candidates for 12 slots? Sara Duterte explains

Feb 13, 2019 - 1:43 PM

Asked why Hugpong ng Pagbabago's senatorial slate is dominated by old names in politics, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte says 'there are no other senators running'

SARA DUTERTE. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte addresses the crowd at an HNP campaign cortie in Mariveles, Bataan, on February 13, 2019. Screenshots by Rappler

Pork barrel scam behind them? Jinggoy, Bong Revilla kick off Senate bids

Feb 12, 2019 - 10:10 PM

The two pork-tainted ex-senators woo voters in Pampanga on the first day of the 2019 campaign period, alongside presidential daughter Sara Duterte

COMEBACK BID. Former senators Jinggoy Ejercito and Bong Revilla join the Hugpong ng Pagbabago campaign launch events in Pampanga on February 12, 2019. Rappler screenshot

Arroyo asks Pampanga to give Duterte bets 'landslide' win

Feb 12, 2019 - 1:50 PM

House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo appears beside presidential daughter Sara Duterte to personally endorse Hugpong ng Pagbabago's Senate slate

APPEAL TO PAMPANGA. House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo speaks at the campaign launch of Hugpong ng Pagbabago on February 12, 2019, urging Pampangueños to vote for its senatorial bets. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Pinedas of Pampanga pull out all stops for Hugpong ng Pagbabago Senate slate

Feb 12, 2019 - 12:33 PM

Governor Lilia Pineda and her vice governor son host the campaign launch of Sara Duterte's regional party

PAMPANGA SORTIE. Pampanga Gov Lilia Pineda (front row, 2nd left) attends the Hugpong ng Pagbabago campaign launch in San Fernando, Pampanga, on February 12, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

JV Ejercito, Jinggoy Estrada raise each other's hands at HNP campaign launch

Feb 12, 2019 - 10:18 AM

The estranged brothers, both senatorial candidates, also shake hands with smiles on their faces at the Hugpong ng Pagbabago campaign launch

BROTHERS. Senator JV Ejercito and older brother former senator Jinggoy Estrada raise each other's hand at a Hugpong ng Pagbabago sortie on February 12, 2019. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Why run with Imee Marcos, Bong Revilla? Manicad says he's 'focused on issues'

Feb 06, 2019 - 8:30 AM

Former journalist Jiggy Manicad compares the Hugpong ng Pagbabago slate to a 'family' he was born into

Miriam Santiago's People's Reform Party teams up with Sara Duterte's party

Dec 03, 2018 - 5:17 PM

PRP agrees with President Duterte's unilateral ICC withdrawal. Miriam Defensor Santiago was the first Filipino ICC judge.

People's Reform Party and HNP alliance signing. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Sara Duterte's Hugpong joins forces with Abra's Asenso party

Nov 20, 2018 - 11:12 PM

The presidential daughter strikes an alliance with the party of reelectionist Governor Joyce Bernos, whose challenger was earlier endorsed by the Mayor Rodrigo Roa Duterte-National Executive Coordinating Committee

 JOINING FORCES. Abra Governor Jocelyn Valera Bernos exchange symbolic keys on November 20, 2018, to formalize their parties' alliance for the 2019 elections. Photo from the Asenso Abreno FB page

The week in photos: November 3-9, 2018

Nov 10, 2018 - 4:27 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

VICTORY PARADE. Russian cadets march during a military parade at Red Square in Moscow on November 7, 2018, to commemorate the 77th anniversary of the 1941 historical parade when Red Army soldiers marched past the Kremlin walls towards the front line to fight Nazi Germany troops during World War II. Photo by Mladen Antonov/AFP

Hugpong ng Pagbabago adds Bong Revilla to Davao Senate slate

Oct 18, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The plunder defendant and ex-senator is the 14th name in the regional party's Senate slate

Former senator Bong Revilla Jr arrives at the Sandiganbayan on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, to attend his plunder trial. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Why Davao’s Hugpong ng Pagbabago has 2 Senate slates for 2019

Oct 01, 2018 - 1:28 PM

The incomplete slate to be pushed nationwide – containing only 8 names – will allow HNP's ally political parties to add 4 senatorial bets of their own choosing

Hugpong ng Pagbabago press conference on August 13, 2018 in Pasay City. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Hugpong ng Pagbabago forges alliance with Singsons of Ilocos Sur

Sep 29, 2018 - 7:30 AM

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio brings her regional party to Vigan City where she addresses local government officials of Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte, and Cagayan

ELECTION PREPS. The President's daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio, visits the north to consolidate the alliance of her regional party, Hugpong ng Pagbabago, with local parties in the Ilocos region. On the side, she graced the opening of Calle Brewery, a small craft beer outlet in Vigan City on Friday, September 28, 2018. She is accompanied by Ilocos Sur Governor Ryan Singson, Ilocos Sur congressmen Erico Dario Singson and Deogracias Savellano, and Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos. Photos by Mau Victa/Rappler

Sara Duterte's Hugpong ng Pagbabago bares 2 Senate slates for 2019

Sep 28, 2018 - 10:12 PM

The Davao regional party has an 8-member lineup with its ally political parties, and a 13-member lineup just for Davao region, for the 2019 elections

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte flashes his signature pose with the officers of the Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) during the party's convention at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on August 17, 2018. Malacañang Photo

The week in photos: August 11-17, 2018

Aug 18, 2018 - 9:30 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

In this photo taken on August 11, 2018, Indian people watch a 'Wall of Death' show at a fair in the outskirts of Ajmer, in the Indian state of Rajasthan. / AFP PHOTO / HIMANSHU SHARMA